Jerzy Wiliński

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Although the differences between central and peripheral blood pressure (BP) values have been known for decades, the consequences of decision making based on peripheral rather than central BP have only recently been recognized. There are only a few studies assessing the relationship between intraaortic BP and cardiovascular risk. In addition, the(More)
BACKGROUND The epidemic of diabetes mellitus type 2 forces to intensive work on the disease medication. Metformin, the most widely prescribed insulin sensitizer, exerts pleiotropic actions on different tissues by not fully recognized mechanisms. Hydrogen sulfide (H2S) is involved in physiology and pathophysiology of various systems in mammals and is(More)
AIMS To investigate the effect of implantation-related characteristics, especially lead position and left ventricular (LV)-paced QRS morphology, on long-term mortality and morbidity in cardiac resynchronization therapy (CRT) patients. METHODS AND RESULTS The study retrospectively analysed 362 consecutive patients who underwent CRT device implantation over(More)
INTRODUCTION The aim of the study was to assess the relation of baseline mechanical dyssynchrony with the left ventricular end-systolic volume (LVESV) decrease following cardiac resynchronization (CRT) therapy introduction. MATERIAL AND METHODS Sixty consecutive patients (aged 66.3 ± 8.7 years; 57 men) with chronic heart failure (71.7% of ischaemic and(More)
Intraperitoneal injections of lysine acetylsalicylate (L-ASA, aspirin) in a dose of 10 mg during 5 consecutive days to BALB/c and B10.PL mice increased the concentration of endogenous hydrogen sulfide in their livers. The rise of hydrogen sulfur levels was shown also in brains of BALB/c females and B10.PL males, however in BALB/c male brains there is no(More)
Hydrogen sulfide (H2S) is a crucial co-modulator of cardiovascular, nervous, digestive and excretory systems function. The pleiotropic action of atorvastatin exceeds simple 3-hydroxy-3-methylglutaryl-coenzyme A (HMG-CoA) reductase inhibition and involves multiple biological mechanisms. This study assesses the influence of atorvastatin on the H2S tissue(More)
BACKGROUND Solid evidence shows that cardiac resynchronization therapy (CRT) improves prognosis, physical capacity and quality of life in selected groups of patients with chronic heart failure (CHF). Nonetheless, marked percentage of patients seem not to benefit from CRT. MATERIAL AND METHODS Sixty consecutive patients (aged 66.3 +/- 8.7 years, 57 men -(More)
Hydrogen sulfide (H2S) is a modulator of various physiological and pathological processes in the cardiovascular and nervous system and plays an important role in the regulation of gastrointestinal tract, liver and kidney function. The effect of the pleiotropic action of the tissue specific angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitor (ACEI), ramipril, exceeds(More)
BACKGROUND The execution of the dosing regimen in Polish primary health care is unknown. The aim of the study was to appraise the medication adherence in patients with hypertension of various cardiovascular risk. MATERIAL AND METHODS A prospective interviewer questionnaire-based study included 1,467 consecutive patients with arterial hypertension with the(More)
BACKGROUND AND AIM The aim of this study was to evaluate the short term effect of cardiac resynchronisation therapy (CRT) on right ventricular (RV) function assessed by standard echocardiography. METHODS Data from 57 patients (54 men, 95%; three women, 5%), aged 66.4 ± 8.7 years with heart failure (HF) was analysed. All patients were in NYHA III-IV(More)